Trademark in Libya
Libya issued several regulations to regulate and protect trademarks through the Law No. 40 of 1956 on trademarks, followed by the issuance of the Law No. 23 of 2010 on Commercial Activities which cancelled the previous law and thus organized the phases of trademark registration and put the foundations and legal frameworks that enable accurate protection for these marks.
Aiming universality and expansion in the field of trademarks and intellectual property, Libya joined many conventions and treaties that contribute to the protection and registration of trademarks in the countries of the world. The country joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty (September 15, 2005), the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (September 28, 1976), the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (September 28, 1976) and also the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (September 28, 1976). It has also joined several multilateral treaties related to intellectual property and others.
- Filing System: Single-Class Filing System.
- Registrables: trademarks, service marks, collective marks.
- Time from filing to registration: 3 years.
- Protection (registration) duration: 10 years from filing date.
- Examination type: substantive examination.
- Examination time: 2 years.
- Publications: in the Official Gazette after acceptance.
- Renewal duration: 10 years.
- Method of conducting the search: official search and non-official search.
- POA, legalized
- Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
- Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, legalized, with sworn Arabic translation